Bonfire Night

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It'a an annual celebration characterised by bonfires and fireworks. The event celebrates different traditions on different dates, depending on the country.

Dates around the world:

England: 5 November (known as "Guy Fawkes Night")

Northern Ireland: 11 July (known as "Eleventh Night")

Republic of Ireland: 23 June.

Unitd States: 5 November.

Origins:

Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives.

BONFIRE NIGHT!

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 9pm

London, United Kingdom

London, England

Happy 5th of November (Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night)

Song:

There are two popular songs about it:




Don't you Remember,
The Fifth of November,
'Twas Gunpowder Treason Day,
I let off my gun,
And made'em all run.
And Stole all their Bonfire away. (1742)



The fifth of November, since I can remember,
Was Guy Faux, Poke him in the eye,
Shove him up the chimney-pot, and there let him die.
A stick and a stake, for King George's sake,
If you don't give me one, I'll take two,
The better for me, and the worse for you,
Ricket-a-racket your hedges shall go. (1903)

Traditional food

When the celebration finishes, it's very common to eat Candy Apples or Parkin.